Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches

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These flavorful Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches are the perfect treat not only during the warmer months but all year around. Seasoned tofu slices, cooked until crisp, smothered with barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw. 

Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches

Sandwiches are great to serve for lunch, brunch or to take along for your next picnic. Also, try our other delicious vegan sandwiches, Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, Vegan Meatloaf Sandwiches, and Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches

Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches

It is warm here in Florida, so lately I have been making these tofu sandwiches. They are easy to prepare and taste absolutely delicious.

Everyone in my family enjoys them. I added seasoning to my tofu for extra flavor, since tofu soaks up the flavor of the seasonings. You can also use salt, or for more flavor, add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. 

This is a great sandwich to prepare for a Mother’s Day brunch, because it is so easy that even the children can help to prepare it. I used 2 slices of tofu for each sandwich, but you can use one if you are using burger buns. 

I wanted the tofu to be flavorful, not just from the sauce on the outside, but inside as well, so I marinated the tofu with seasonings for 20 minutes. However, if you are in a hurry, just add the seasonings and then proceed to cook your tofu. 

Barbecue tofu in a black skillet

Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches Ingredients

  • Tofu – use extra-firm or super firm tofu. You can remove excess moisture from tofu by pressing it using a tofu press or wrapping your tofu with a clean towel or paper towels and placing weights on top for about 20-30 minutes. 
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Salt – use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce) 
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder – adds extra flavor. 
  • Oil – I love to use avocado oil but you can use your favorite cooking oil.
  • Barbecue Sauce – use Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe or your favorite store-bought brand.
  • Coleslaw
  • Sandwich Bread or Buns – I used store-bought gluten-free vegan sandwich bread but you can use your favorite. 

Step by step barbecue tofu images, tofu slices, seasoned slices, fried tofu and barbecue sauce tofu

How To Make Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches?

  1. Make coleslaw and chill: You can prepare one of our homemade Coleslaws – (Vegan Coleslaw or Vegan Southern-Style Coleslaw)  or use store-bought. 
  2. Prepare Barbecue Sauce if you are using the homemade version. 
  3. Prepare tofu: Drain the tofu, cut into 1/4 inch slices, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel, and place in a shallow dish. 
  4. Season tofu slices: brush tofu slices with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, sprinkle with nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, and garlic powder. Marinate for 20 minutes. 
  5. Cook Tofu: Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu slices and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip the tofu slices and cook the other side for about 3 minutes. Repeat until all slices are cooked. 
  6. Slather cooked tofu with barbecue sauce: over both sides of tofu and cook for about 1 minute to dry up the excess sauce. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  7. Assemble sandwiches: Place 2 slices of tofu on one side of the sandwich slice, top with coleslaw followed by another slice of bread. Repeat until tofu slices are used up.

What To Serve With Your Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches?

  1. Oven-Baked Potato Wedges
  2. Baked Jicama Fries
  3. Oven-Baked Potato Chips

Stacked barbecue tofu sandwiches with the top one having a bite taken

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Nutrition

Energy:
318 kcal / 1329 kJ
Fat:
11 g
Protein:
16 g
Carbs:
53 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Cooking:
8 min
Ready in:
28 min
For:
6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Drain the tofu, cut into 1/4 inch slices, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel, and place in a shallow dish. 
  2. Brush tofu slices with Bragg's Liquid Aminos, sprinkle with nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, and garlic powder. Marinate for 20 minutes. 
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu slices and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip the tofu slices and cook the other side for about 3 minutes. Repeat until all slices are cooked. 
  4. Slather cooked tofu with barbecue sauce: over both sides of tofu and cook for about 1 minute to dry up the excess sauce. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  5. Place 2 slices of tofu on one side of the sandwich slice, top with coleslaw followed by another slice of bread. Repeat until tofu slices are used up.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Suzanne
    May 17, 2020

    Hi there,
    This looks amazing. My question is what brand of gluten free vegan bread do you use? I cannot find any in my area and I’ve been looking for some time. I appreciate your help. Thanks.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      May 17, 2020

      Little Northern Bake House is my favorite, O’Dough’s my second, B-Free my third favorite, some of Schar’s brand breads are vegan like their Ciabatta, and Baguette. I’m not crazy about Food For Life’s line but I will eat it. I also get a local bread but some other brands you can look out for are Follow Your Heart, Luces Artisan Gluten-Free Bread and I’m sure plenty others are out there.